Dress Barn Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2014
Updated Jul 29, 2014
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Dress Barn.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an application In the store I was called one week later for an interview and one of those surveys (strongly agree, agree, neutral....) during the interview I was asked about my sales experience, how I handled difficult customers and what my definition of customer service is.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell me something I didn't like?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation you start at minimum wage
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dress Barn.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 interviews. One with district leader and one with regional leader. Very normal questions asked about my management style and how I had made changes in my positions in the past. The district leader was more about herself and all she had done. I should have know that was a sign of a bad fit. I am more about the team and what we accomplished not me, me, me!

    Interview Questions
    • How did I handle a situation that could have multiple layers of damage. What did I do to turn situation around in detail.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I wanted to come in with vacation, no they don't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redlands, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redlands, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Dress Barn.

    Interview Details

    (1) I entered the store dressed for an interview and got THE manager, NOT an assistant or a sales person. This gives you a chance to sell yourself a little upfront. No shorts, flip-flops or inappropriate attire please. I was given an application and was interviewed on the spot and then a second interview set up with the DSM. A Personality test was also taken.Total 2 interviews. Was hired as an assistant and then entered their Pros program to further my career and skills

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me to give them an example of something I'd done (and was particularly proud of) where I had gone above and beyond the call of duty to help a customer or employee at a previous job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Typically an assistant manager with Dressbarn would only start at around $12-1$14 per hour depending on their education and previous retail experience. I started a little higher than most assistants because I had extensive retail and management background. I'd say the negotiation phase was easy.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Dress Barn in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    All applicants apply online at Dressbarn.com/careers
    All "paperwork" is done electronically, with minimal actual signing of documents at hiring in store location. Will be given a link to take an Assesment Profile online, includes personality questions, retail math problem, spatial thinking exercises, etc.
    Interview with DSM in person, and possibly with RSM.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not find any questions during the interview process to be exceptionable in regards to questions for the position in any retail company   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate my beginning salary. I gave the $ I was comfortable with, and I did receive it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Suffern, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Suffern, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Dress Barn in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with the Customer Service Supervisor and Manager. A quick, brief interview. I felt like they were really seeing if I was a match for the department and personalities, not cared about prior experience.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't anything difficult in the questions they asked, all expected.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Dress Barn.

    Interview Details

    two interviews

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated pay
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Braunfels, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Braunfels, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Dress Barn in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Manager and another assistant walk the floor during your interview. She will ask about your experience and what you can bring to the company. They try to get out of you what your personality is like and if you fit in with their group

    Interview Questions
    • What do you want from the company and where do you see yourself in a year   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Told me strictly what I would make per hour and with all my experience I would have a be a manager of a store in 6 months
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  9.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Dress Barn.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from HR. HR interview was straight forward and than i was called for a in person interview. The interviewer just asked me about my experience. My computer skills and software knowledge. Ask me how good I am with data.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked me some of the software usage questions on access   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Locust Grove, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Locust Grove, GA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Dress Barn in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    The application process is typical. If you've been selected among the other applicants then you get your first (and usually only) interview. You'll be asked about experience, education, and other qualifications. Typically it takes place in the back room with the store manager or one of the assistant store managers.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you think you'll be able to reach all goals and accomplish all tasks assigned to you?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    In the 3 locations I've worked in you'll probably be part time and a sales associate until you've reached enough goals to be promoted. Typically the only full time employees are the managers. Either way they are genuinely easy to help you schedule your shifts around your life.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Dress Barn in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Walked in and introduced myself, resume in hand..got an on the spot interview with the manager. She set me up with an interview with the district manager a few days later..met her at a store.Interview lasted about half an hour..included the usual questions..."why do you want to work here".." what are your strengths"..told me about the culture..very credit card selling oriented..seemed a bit of a stuffy environment for me..i like a little bit younger demographic..and a little bit "hipper" atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you had a difficult customer..and how did you turn that into a positive experience?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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